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19th Sep 2021, 13:20
Replies: 58
Views: 12,953
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Probably not of much interest but there was a...

Probably not of much interest but there was a previous incident of a pilotless aircraft in circuit at Wattisham. That one was a Hunter which did a wider circuit taking in Ipswich and I think the year...
15th Sep 2021, 14:53
Replies: 98
Views: 12,347
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Could not agree more BB. Had those heroes not got...

Could not agree more BB. Had those heroes not got it right we would all be speaking German now!
15th Aug 2021, 18:22
Replies: 856
Views: 152,552
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

LB Where else would you expect BJ to be but...

LB Where else would you expect BJ to be but behind the curve? Time for a new leader I fear!

My thoughts are both with those that are stuck in Afghan and those that now have the task of getting...
31st Jul 2021, 15:01
Replies: 471
Views: 119,476
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I guess there must be a few left on here or...

I guess there must be a few left on here or perhaps lurking, that made it from the front gate of RAF Cardington to a fast jet training Squadron (Meteors/Vampires) in 16 months. Then in their wisdom...
29th Jul 2021, 15:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,385
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Talking Tempest

BAe announced today a further 250m from HMG for further development of the new fighter. Also announced that the planned in service date as 2035.
28th Jun 2021, 22:38
Replies: 701
Views: 252,123
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Red 5 - Got it today and must admit I am...

Red 5 - Got it today and must admit I am seriously impressed with the book and David Hill the author. Well researched and despite the various and somewhat complex technical issues involved it is...
23rd Jun 2021, 10:07
Replies: 623
Views: 120,901
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

We had a Polish Master Nav (came to UK in 1940)...

We had a Polish Master Nav (came to UK in 1940) on Meteor 12/14's in the 1950's who was known as "XYZ" as no one could pronounce his name. Great guy with a liking for Polish Spirit who would often...
15th May 2021, 18:34
Replies: 707
Views: 435,288
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

In these somewhat difficult times does anyone...

In these somewhat difficult times does anyone know if a new date for a resumed inquest has yet been set?
13th May 2021, 23:18
Replies: 10
Views: 3,279
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Me to. Come on guys and Gals pile in. DOF

Me to. Come on guys and Gals pile in.

DOF
21st Apr 2021, 12:40
Replies: 69
Views: 17,095
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

falcon900 I fully endorse your sentiments above...

falcon900 I fully endorse your sentiments above but add that in my opinion the Government should act now not kick the can down the road for the umpteenth time.
12th Feb 2021, 23:30
Replies: 530
Views: 160,340
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

What about the ASTRA cinema when they ran Tom &...

What about the ASTRA cinema when they ran Tom & Gerry and the credits came up including Fred Q***by bringing forth a raucous chorus of "Good Old Fred".
12th Feb 2021, 20:27
Replies: 530
Views: 160,340
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

No just living up to my handle.

No just living up to my handle.
28th Jan 2021, 19:00
Replies: 450
Views: 111,855
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Without guys like you FA would have ever got...

Without guys like you FA would have ever got airborne. Good on ya.
28th Jan 2021, 14:54
Replies: 450
Views: 111,855
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Another small but perhaps relevant fact...

Another small but perhaps relevant fact concerning the USA. For some years I worked for a major US business with interests in the armament world in which I was involved. Twice a group of us went off...
28th Jan 2021, 12:20
Replies: 450
Views: 111,855
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I have found this thread quite interesting and...

I have found this thread quite interesting and informative and particularly so as a person who has gained advanced academic qualifications and is entitled to be addressed as "Doctor". I have not...
4th Dec 2020, 10:40
Replies: 707
Views: 435,288
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I guess we can continue to bat the ball back and...

I guess we can continue to bat the ball back and forth on the subject of G induced CI for ever but I wonder what conclusion the Coroner will come to when the Inquest is resumed? For sure a conclusion...
15th Nov 2020, 11:11
Replies: 38
Views: 9,192
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I had a good friend (now flying circuits in the...

I had a good friend (now flying circuits in the clouds) who carried out a survey for HMG of part of the Alamein battlefield with a view to clearing it of mines. Apparently the Germans and Italians...
13th Nov 2020, 10:05
Replies: 38
Views: 9,192
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

All we need now is a picture of the sheep who...

All we need now is a picture of the sheep who also contributed quite a bit!
19th Oct 2020, 17:23
Replies: 15
Views: 3,115
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Most of the "how" is well explained in posts...

Most of the "how" is well explained in posts above. The "why" is a different matter. In high speed fighter jets of the 1950's and later the rudder was not powered assisted in the same way as...
11th Oct 2020, 21:03
Replies: 30
Views: 6,744
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I am not sure how many Hunter 5 Squadrons were...

I am not sure how many Hunter 5 Squadrons were active in RAFG by 1957 but once they started to convert to Hunter 6 the numbers came down to 5.Three were based at Gutersloh - 14, 20 and 26 Squadrons...
6th Oct 2020, 07:20
Replies: 21
Views: 5,950
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I am not sure but I believe the expression...

I am not sure but I believe the expression "Donkey Rigged" came from the Royal Navy and had been around for a long while. It was I think originally something to do with deep diving in the days of...
4th Oct 2020, 22:51
Replies: 21
Views: 5,950
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

An additional medical problem for the boys was...

An additional medical problem for the boys was becoming what was known in the early '60's as "Donkey Rigged". Happened to a guy in RAFG when a Hunter canopy departed at close to 50,000 ft. His...
19th Sep 2020, 10:43
Replies: 96
Views: 13,314
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

In summer 1956 the basic number ranges were for...

In summer 1956 the basic number ranges were for regulars 418xxxx and national service 503xxxx. These were applied to all trades air and ground. Exceptions were Boy Entrants, Apprentices and Cranwell...
17th Sep 2020, 09:57
Replies: 31
Views: 6,290
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

TG Yes a very evocative picture of the event,...

TG Yes a very evocative picture of the event, thanks for posting it. One of my cousin's flew Spits from Kenley the following year on sweeps over France. Our house became a stopping off point for him...
16th Sep 2020, 10:04
Replies: 31
Views: 6,290
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I was living right across the way from your...

I was living right across the way from your family in Sanderstead during the Battle and from where we lived we could see the aircraft landing and taking off at Kenley across the Whytleafe valley....
15th Sep 2020, 15:48
Replies: 31
Views: 6,290
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

What the books, films etc. don't tend to tell you...

What the books, films etc. don't tend to tell you is the appalling conditions that the groundcrews and support staff had to put up with on the front line airfields - Biggin, Kenley, Tangmere,...
19th Aug 2020, 11:01
Replies: 46
Views: 7,844
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

There is a further factor that is rarely...

There is a further factor that is rarely mentioned and that is the morale of the pilots on both sides.

The British fighter pilots morale was being closely monitored throughout the battle and when...
14th Aug 2020, 15:33
Replies: 46
Views: 7,844
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

The Spitfire Mk Ib in September 1940 at Duxford...

The Spitfire Mk Ib in September 1940 at Duxford was equipped with 2 Hispano 20mm cannon and 4 Browning 303 MG's. These aircraft were rushed into service without adequate trials and as a consequence...
6th Aug 2020, 15:31
Replies: 136
Views: 38,478
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Just out of curiosity has the wire cutting...

Just out of curiosity has the wire cutting chopper been recovered yet and if so how?
4th Aug 2020, 23:03
Replies: 46
Views: 26,781
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Wasn't this the Sea Fury put for sale recently?...

Wasn't this the Sea Fury put for sale recently? Or was it perhaps the new owner or prospective owner trying it out - sure hope not?
24th Jul 2020, 11:34
Replies: 21
Views: 4,380
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I believe back in the day of Regan's "Star Wars"...

I believe back in the day of Regan's "Star Wars" project, evidence was deliberately leaked to the USSR that the Patriot System was intended for use in space against their ICBM's. Apparently the con...
4th Jul 2020, 16:58
Replies: 707
Views: 435,288
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I would be surprised if many contributors to this...

I would be surprised if many contributors to this thread are not yearning to get answers to your questions. We can only hope that the Coroner is similarly minded!
30th Jun 2020, 09:41
Replies: 707
Views: 435,288
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Having looked closely at all the recent posts on...

Having looked closely at all the recent posts on this subject I guess that we are in fact all largely singing from the same hymn sheet but perhaps not exactly the same verse.

BJ has put this very...
28th Jun 2020, 18:44
Replies: 707
Views: 435,288
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

Ridger AFAIUI ever since the trial several...

Ridger AFAIUI ever since the trial several recognised "authorities" have been turning summersaults in an attempt to come up with an agreed definition of what CI is and how it should be applied to...
25th Jun 2020, 23:22
Replies: 707
Views: 435,288
Posted By DODGYOLDFART

I for one am very glad that at last the CAA is...

I for one am very glad that at last the CAA is getting round to investigating the issues surround the term cognitive impairment. However delaying the inquest for another year I fear will be much...
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